Special Education


Welcome Grade 6,7, and 8
The Department of Special Services is happy to welcome 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to Western Hills Middle School.
Please feel free to contact me at 401-270-8324 any time throughout the year. If you have any questions, comments or concerns. I enjoy hearing from parents and students at WHMS.
Our Resource Teachers are:
Mrs. Coupe, Mrs. Enos, Ms. Giarrusso
Mrs. Jeffrey, Mrs. Tanguay,
 Mrs. Madsen, Ms. Palazini,Ms Bilodeau
Mrs. Salisbury and Mr. Zolli
We are looking forward to a successful and productive year and encourage you to become active working members of our team!
Amy Misbin, Department Chair


"At Western Hills teachers are striving to successfully accommodate different learning styles by employing a variety of innovative teaching strategies"
-SALT Visiting Team


Related Service Providers
Psychologist: Gail Campellone
Social Worker: Annette Harris
Speech Language Pathologist: M.J. Reidy/Kristen Benjamin
Occupational Therapist: Jennifer Woloohojian
Physical Therapists: Lauren Taylor and Chris Morgan
Adaptive PE: Dena Cesana
Teacher of Students with Visual Impairment: Bethany Adams
Nurse: Peggy Quinn
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired: Jennifer Hedberg

Teacher Assistants
Mrs. Carlson, Mrs. Nota, Mrs. Okolowitz, Mrs. Casey,
Mrs. Nadich, Mrs. Materese, Mrs. Ricci, Mrs. Giardino,
Mrs. Petrella, Mrs. Rodi, Ms. Kohler

Goals
At Western Hills Middle School it is our belief that all children should be educated in the least restrictive environment. We are actively involved in all aspects of the special education continuum. The reasons for our many successes include the collaboration of teachers, parents, building support staff and administration. 
If you have any questions about our program or your child, please call or email your child's case manager. They will be happy to assist you.

Parents
At WHMS we actively encourage parental involvement. In addition to asking you to attend your child's annual IEP meeting, we will be sending home quarterly progress reports. These differ from the report cards in that they measure your child's progress towards their specific IEP goals.
As an IEP team member we need your input for our meetings. Prior to the IEP meeting, a worksheet titled "Preparing for your child's IEP meeting" will be sent to you. (see above link on this page) Please bring this completed sheet with you.